Ahoy! StarQuest Bonus! Redux! Whatever! The Gullwing Starion!

Too late for yesterday's blockbuster Maximum StarQuest Day bonanza, Bumbeck tipped us off to an example of one of the rarest of the Starion/Conquest breed: the vaunted Gullwing! Originally conceived for a Japanese cop show nobody seems to know anything about called simply, Gorilla, Mitsu created four of the cars back in '88; a fifth was built by the vehicle's owner with parts ordered from the factory.

Interestingly, while the factory cars had manual doors, the owner-built vehicle's were power-operated. Unfortunately, this tended to be a bit much strain for the battery and the doors were converted to manual operation. We promise this is the last Starion-related post for a while. Really. No, Scout's Honor. Unless somebody uncovers a scissor-door Conquest.

Gullwing Starion [Mitsubishi Starion U.K. Owners Club]

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